Naturally, employers often tell us that they’re seeking someone with more than just the relevant skills for the position they need to fill. They’re looking for the ‘complete package’. And they often cite that they want a positive person for the role. So what does that mean exactly, and why is it so important for employment success?

A positive outlook, a positive approach

Think about it. Who is it in your office that really stands out as having a positive, sunny nature? They might be the first to get the coffee or to embrace the Christmas Party season for example. However, it doesn’t mean they’re necessarily respected. As long as you’re not the office grump and you show willing, surely that’s good enough? Not necessarily.

A positive outlook isn’t just about how you’re viewed by your colleagues. It can often influence how you approach your role, and even whether you have a successful career in the long run. So don’t start reaching for your Christmas jumper just yet; it’s more about training your mind to react in a positive way to the daily challenges surrounding your role.

Life coach Jessica Chivers explores optimism in greater depth and argues that positive thinking can affect the way you think about setbacks and successes at work. It could make you a more effective worker in the long run, resulting in better business relationships and, remarkably, higher incomes.

Learn more about Jessica’s work around the psychology of positivity here. In the meantime, why not think about all the things that have gone well for you this week. And then put the kettle on.

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If you’re still not convinced, a positive step could be to make changes to your career for the new year. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to put you on a more positive path.

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